U.S. GAO rejects protest of space taxi deal with Boeing, SpaceX

January 5, 2015 6:19 PM

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U.S. GAO rejects protest of space taxi deal with Boeing, SpaceX

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - The Government Accountability Office rejected Sierra Nevada Corp’s protest of $6.8 billion in contracts that NASA awarded to Boeing Co and Space Exploration Technologies to develop and fly commercial space taxis, officials for the congressional watchdog said on Monday.

The contracts, awarded in September, include test flights to the International Space Station and from two to six operational missions per company. Boeing's contract was $4.2 billion. SpaceX, as the privately owned firm is known, was awarded a $2.6 billion contract.

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